Standing CORE like never before!

These two moves are an AMAZING way to “work” EVERYTHING… front to back and side to side on our body.


The “Mind Body” connection is all about moving INTENTIONALLY with PURPOSE.


But there’s NO CONNECTION if we just rush through any move, just to “GET IT DONE”.

I consider these “GARBAGE” reps and just an absolute waste of our time and effort.


"Working hard" is just not enough because it just leaves you sweaty and feeling tired. Don't get me wrong, that's great if you’re competing in some manner…but it's not gonna help you if your goal is to get STRONGER…BETTER to do what you want to do and love.


That’s why I ask you to “CONNECT” and “PAY ATTENTION” during each and every position and move. Because if you TRULY want to MOVE and FEEL BETTER…aka, AGE WELL…this is a NONNEGOTIABLE.


With all that…when we think of “core” exercises…we think planks, sit-ups, crunches…and getting down to the ground.


I wanted to share these two “non-floor” moves that are not only creative in their result but give you…like I always attempt to do…the MOST BANG for your TIME and EFFORT.


You’ll get ABS like never before and BACKSIDE EXPANSION (think: a real stretch here) and FORCE PRODUCTION (think: fall prevention here).


So, if for any reason or restriction…injury, health concerns…that you can’t get down to the floor…or that you want to simply train SMARTER…you’re gonna have FUN with these moves;) Enjoy!

💥Of course, if you haven’t moved in a while or never for that matter, I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND that you be ASSESSED by a professional FIRST!

Because if you’re not being assessed, then your training is being guessed;)


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Here’s what you’re gonna need:

-Comfortable/Clear space

-Beach Towel/Pillow or LIGHT Medicine Ball (4-6lbs)

-Chair/Bench


Here’s what you’re gonna do:


1) SEATED CHOPS

-Sit with your feet flat on the floor and parallel

-Hips should be a bit higher than your knees

-Sit on your “butt bones”

-Chest parallel to whatever is in front of you

-FULL MOUTH EXHALE to get set your rib cage

-INHALE: Reach your implement of choice over one shoulder comfortably

-EXHALE: Forcefully. Fast and loose bring the ball across your body. Come to an abrupt STOP at the opposite hip. FREEZE!

- Repeat: 8-10/side x 2rds


💪When you get stronger…try this variation…


2) STANDING CHOPS

-Staggered stance. Back big toe behind the front heel. Standing on railroad tracks.

-Knees SOFT! Front knee over the front ankle.

-FULL MOUTH EXHALE to get set your rib cage

-INHALE: Reach your implement of choice over one shoulder comfortably

-EXHALE: Forcefully. Fast and loose bring the ball across your body. Come to an abrupt STOP at the opposite hip. FREEZE!

-Repeat:8-10/side x 2rds


Both are AMAZING additions to your warm-up and prep. SMART transitions from the ground to standing. And if for any reason you can’t get to the ground…better yet;)


Enjoy moving and feeling better!


Dedicated to your health and longevity, Mike


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